By Michael L. Benjamin, M.P.H., CAE, Executive Director
As students move through their academic career, many are looking for that competitive edge of not only being better leaders but at times of just being a better student. In our most recent research of students taking Family and Consumer Sciences courses, we found that over 67% of students indicated that FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences have had a positive impact on their academic performances. In fact high school seniors are more likely than students at other grade levels to report a positive effect from FCCLA on their academic performances. So if you’re looking to expand your chapter’s membership this year, let your students know that being involved in FCCLA will give them that competitive edge! Also, get involved with our 2012-2013 Membership Campaign. Our national goal for 2013: 213,000 members. For more information on the iRecruit Campaign, go to www.fcclainc.org.